Music Performance and Technology

  • QQI Level 5
  • Certification: Music 5M2011
  • One Year
  • Full-Time Course

This course builds your ability and confidence as a musician. In exploring composition, performance, theory, recording and music technology you will develop your skills, ready to take your next steps as a musician.

This course is an effective gateway to a career as a professional musician in that it equips students with the many skills required for professional music making.


This course examines every aspect of music in a creative and practical way. Students compose, record and perform their own music, under the guidance of our expert music teachers.
We will give you the confidence to take your next steps as a musician, towards further
study or directly into the music industry.

Course Content

  • Music Performance
  • Songwriting
  • Music Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Studio Time
  • Communications
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Web Authoring
  • Work Experience/Event Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved Leaving Certificate or equivlent. Mature applicants with suitable industry experience/qualifications may also apply. Admission is limited and subject to interview/audition. An aptitude for music is a requirement.

Career Prospects/Progression Routes

Upon completion of this course, many students progress to universities or institutes of higher education etc, which include:

  • Dundalk IT: BA in Applied Music(DK860)
  • BIMM: BA in Commercial Modern Music (DT506)
  • Ballyfermot CFE: HND in Music Performance (Rock School) (PRH)
  • CDETB – QQI Level 6

Course Director: Alan Kelly